23 January 2010
I, like so many other bloggers, was quite taken with the latest Urban Outfitters catalog. It usually gets tossed into the recycling after a quick look through, but this one is filed away on my desk to keep. I sort of have a love/hate relationship with this store. On one hand it sometime seems filled with things I could thrift for a tenth of the price and the quality of the mass produced items is at times questionable. On the other hand, they continue to be one of my biggest guiltiest shopping pleasures.
For a while there it seemed as if they were heading into Alexander-Wang-worshiping territory and forgoing the lighter side of things but this spring collection really caught my eye. I wouldn't mind having all of the pieces pictured below in my closet. Especially those black 40s style sandals! Serious must have. I love shoes from the era but it seems every time I find a vintage pair they fall apart after a few wears. I never found the perfect boater hat last spring (they look too Amish!) but maybe this one would be OK. The little floral dress and the cream sweater are examples of things I think I could thrift something similar enough to make me happy. The little rose colored "silk" romper is lovely too. It kind of annoys me how UO will use the word "silk" in the title of an item and when you look closer it's actually made of polyester.
Hmmm... this post is giving me a bit of spring fever. I think I actually see a bit of sunshine peaking in my window. Better get out there before it goes away again!
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